Birthdays — June 19

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Aranda John ‘Rey’ Aranda, 1, of Portales celebrated his birthday June 16. He has one brother, Aaron who is 3. His parents are Joel Aranda and Bianca Martinez, and his grandparents are Jonathan and Rachel Villa. Happy birthday we love you! — Submitted by Rachel Villa

Clovis mother charged after cocaine found in baby

Dona Ana authorities are holding a 37-year-old Clovis woman after her 10-month-old boy tested positive for cocaine. Las Cruces police say Cecelia Lynn Aranda was charged with one count of negligent child abuse Friday and is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond of $15,000. Police and the New […]

Portales trounces winless NMMI

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It wasn’t comforting for the Portales Rams knowing that New Mexico Military Institute came in with losses in all 15 games, by a combined 339 points. Not when the Colts lost their opening District 4-3A game by three against Ruidoso. The Rams made sure that situation didn’t repeat itself Friday, […]

More than 250 ENMU students graduate in Saturday ceremony

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Jill Evans is congratulated after receiving her degree at Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University fall graduation ceremony. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Graduation gowns, tassels, honor cords, sashes, camera flashes, but most of all smiles filled up Greyhound Arena during Saturday’s fall graduation ceremonies. Former Clovis High basketball and […]

Rams reach final

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Daniel Aranda has been battling the flu, but you would never know it by his performance on the basketball court Friday. Aranda scored 12 points, including 10 in the final quarter, to lead Portales to a 47-36 win over Pojoaque in the state tournament. Portales advances to meet the winner […]

Ortiz, Emily

Emily Ortiz Services: Have been held. Mrs. Emily Ortiz, 79, of Hobbs, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Home in Hobbs. She was born on April 2, 1924, in Encino, to Sylviana and Jose Garcia. She married Andres Ortiz in 1943, in Encino. They moved to Portales a year later. She moved […]

Depperman, Carol

CAROL DEPPERMAN Services: Have been held. Carol Lavon Kemp Depperman, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 4, 1935, in Muleshoe to Walter A. and Grace Fish Kemp. Her family moved to Portales where she graduated from high school in 1953. She married Warren Bell Depperman […]